Saturday, February 13, 2016

Will one-time donations that saved the Catholic schools be enough to keep them open long-term?

READER POLL

Will one-time donations that saved the Catholic schools be enough to keep them open long-term?

No, hasn’t solved declining enrollment problem
 
  381 (68.5%)
Yes, Archdiocese will work harder given impressive community support
 
  35 (6.3%)
No, not without school vouchers
 
  105 (18.9%)
Yes, private donors would step up again
 
  35 (6.3%)
Total votes = 556
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Letters to the Editor
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